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Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I wanted to break into my past Lupercalia scents, but I figured it would be better to finish off the Snowmen updates. And hey, I think this scent is on theme, especially with strawberries and red licorice.
Scent Name: The Red Snowman
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Trading Post – Yule 2018: The Four Snowmen of the Snowpocalypse
Scent Description and Notes: “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second reindeer say, Come and see.
And there went out another snowman that was red: and power was given to him to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Blood-soaked snow, ice-rimmed steel, red tobacco, crushed strawberries, and red licorice.” -https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/shop/the-red-snowman-perfume-oil/
Oil Color: An orangish red on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the company in white ombre font along the bottom. Above that is the name of the scent in larger white outlined white font. The label art is as featured below:
- ITI: A red dusky swirl of notes gallops forth, bathed in sharp, icy steel, while notes of snow seem trampled underneath the distinct bloody “redness” of this scent. There’s a touch of sweetness at the very top of the scent, but it quickly dives way to the blood, snow, and steel.
- Wet: The ice and steel are still the most noticeable scents upon application, and while I’m picking up a touch of snow, it isn’t enough to turn this scent cold. It’s more of a smoldering scent with the light red licorice, blood, and red tobacco that serve to warm the cooler scents. The sweetness is present, but I wouldn’t say that it is cloying or overpowering, at least on me. Honestly, it’s like two cool and warmer, sweeter notes are locked eternally in equally matched battle. This isn’t a scent of harmony, but not entirely of discord either.
- Dry: Dusky red hazy, faint tobacco, and steel linger on my wrist after 8 hours. I’m not getting much in the way of that sweetness anymore, but it’s still a decently pleasant scent. I’d love to layer this with Dragon’s Blood and perhaps cinnamon to enhance the “war” theme.
Other Impressions: None.